Results of the upcoming municipal election – and those in years to come – may be in a little quicker in White Rock, following final reading of a bylaw authorizing an automated vote-counting system.
Council gave unanimous support to the bylaw at its July 18 meeting.
The units are to be leased – at a cost of about $11,000 – and used both on election day, Nov. 19, and at advanced voting stations.
City clerk Tracey Arthur was appointed chief election officer at council’s May 30 meeting; deputy city clerk, Nona Housenga, was named deputy chief election officer.
On election day, voting in White Rock is to take place at Centennial Arena, Kent Street Activity Centre, Star of the Sea Parish, White Rock Community Centre and White Rock Museum and Archives.